When Helping Hurts, Poverty: Fighting Poverty without Hurting the Poor

Helping someone in trouble is generally a good thing to do, but how we help can actually do more harm than good in helping someone get back on their feet. When we communicate they are helpless without us, fail to empower our neighbors to connect to resources to grow towards sustainable living, or expect them to get by without work, housing, and good health, we hurt more than help.

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